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4 Most Essential Things to Consider when Substituting Yarns

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4 Most Essential Things to Consider when Substituting Yarns

One of the most important factors to bear in mind when you’re thinking of using a different yarn than the one suggested in a pattern, is that the pattern writer wrote that particular pattern with that specific yarn in mind. So, to get the same drape and loft and look as the garment in the picture on the front of your pattern – you’re going to want to get the best possiblesubstitute yarn. And as you’re about to find out, a yarn is made up of a series of different attributes, so there’s a lot to consider in your substitution. Say...

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Our Night with Arne & Carlos

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Our Night with Arne & Carlos

Every once in a while, in amongst the sea of emails that try to drown you every day, one jumps out at you in your inbox and you read something rather exciting. That’s what happened to us a month ago when we were approached by Australian Country Spinners with the offer of co-hosting an evening with Norway’s most famous export – no, not Carlsberg beer - textile designers Arne & Carlos! We were understandably pretty excited and after excitedly jumping up and down quite a lot we quickly replied with a ‘yes please’. And then it became one of those...

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It's a wrap - summarising our brilliant Yarn-a-Thon in May 2017

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It's a wrap - summarising our brilliant Yarn-a-Thon in May 2017

Our 'all-night-knit' in May was such a success and so popular, everyone has asked if it can become an annual fundraiser, and we’re thrilled with that idea. Watch this space for details of next year’s Yarn-a-Thon – we have decided we will be fundraising to support mental health and to raise awareness about it. After all, physical health is only one part of our overall health; emotional and mental health is essential for us all to function at our best and we’re excited to be supporting it. This May we chose to support FCAV, Foster Care Association of Victoria, with...

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Fibre sandwich anyone? And not a loaf in sight.

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Fibre sandwich anyone?  And not a loaf in sight.

Have you heard of a yarn or fibre sandwich? We hadn’t!  And you could be forgiven for thinking we meant something like this!                            But fortunately we don’t!! One of our gorgeous customers, Flo Flood, who is a member of Healesville Spinners and Weavers, enlightened us the other day when we commented on how gorgeous her cowl was that she was wearing. She said it was made using yarn spun from the fibre sandwich they had made at their spinners and weavers group.          ...

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